Tag: MINNESOTA

Lake Calhoun- Photo Credit: MPR news release

Name-change conflict at Lake Calhoun

The Minnesota State Court of Appeals ruled on Monday that the Department of Natural Resources did not have the authority to change the name of Lake Calhoun. Minneapolis has run into problems in attempt to change the name of the lake from the name of pro-slavery southerner and former Vice President John C. Calhoun. Property owners fought the change last […]

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Husky Dome in the midst of deflation on April 24. Photo courtesy of Tony Langfellow.

Husky Dome comes down for summer

Winter is officially over at St. Cloud State University with the takedown of the Husky Dome that happened on April 24, and there was a lot of work for everyone to do to complete everything. Each spring, the St. Cloud State Husky Dome is taken down for the summer by around 200 SCSU athletes and athletic staff, and every single […]

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Stearns-Benton Towards Zero Deaths- Photo Credit: Minnesota TZD

Extra distracted driving enforcement begins

Minnesota law enforcement agencies began an extra distracted driving enforcement wave this week. The Stearns-Benton Area Towards Zero Deaths Coalition is taking part in the distracted driving enforcement campaign. According to the Department of Public Safety of Traffic Safety, distracted driving contributes to one in five crashes in Minnesota. Texting citations have climbed 30 percent from 2017 to 2018. Law […]

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Minnesota March Madness

Minnesota March Madness

DES MOINES, Iowa (UTVS) – The University of Minnesota basketball team was in action over the weekend at the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. After defeating Louisville on Thursday in the first round, they were in action again on Saturday. This game would not yield as good results for the Gophers. It started out bad as the Gophers were down 33-19 […]

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Minnesota’s moose population remains low but stable

Survey results show Minnesota’s moose population remains low but stable in 2019. This is the 8th consecutive year of stability in the population. The DNR began modern moose surveys in 2005. Since then, significant population decline from 2009 to 2012 has stabilized. The annual population survey is critical to tracking gender and age makeup of the moose. This allows the […]

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Flooding Season: What to expect

  As Minnesota recovers from the latest blizzard, and the first day of spring just weeks away, there is another threat waiting around the corner: when the snow begins to melt, and the flooding plains begin to rise. The entire state of Minnesota is covered with snow, ranging from 18-30 inches.  And with warmer weather and rainfall scheduled for later […]

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Kelly Catlin

Kelly Catlin

STANFORD, California (UTVS) – Minnesota Olympian Kelly Catlin was found dead in her home over the weekend. Catlin who grew up in Arden Hills helped the U.S. women’s cycling pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Olympics. She was attending Stanford University and working on a computational and mathematical engineering degree. Catlin suffered a concussion a few months […]

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Water quality concern grows in the Red River

Water quality concern grows in the Red River

A study released by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency expressed growing water quality concerns in the Red River. The study showed that too much sediment is carried in the river to meet Minnesota Standards in place to protect fish and other aquatic life. Several communities in northwest Minnesota and northeast North Dakota draw their drinking water from the Red River. […]

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Minnesota Cities Transitioning from Salt to Spraying Brine

Minnesota Cities Transitioning from Salt to Spraying Brine

(ST.PAUL,MINN)UTVS- Minnesota cities are beginning to transition from using salt on the roads to spraying brine in order to keep the roads ice-free this winter. Spraying this saltwater 24 to 48 hours before a storm can remove the amount of salt on the road. Spraying brine also reduces the amount of salt pollution in lakes and rivers. Spraying brine creates […]

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Minnesota Health Insurance Enrollement

Minnesota Health Insurance Enrollement

(ST. PAUL, MINN)UTVS-Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace is now open for enrollment. Starting Thursday, Minnesotan’s are able to compare plans from different companies and are able to estimate out-of-pocket costs. The deadline to enroll for the coverage is December 15th, and the coverage beings January 1st. To enroll for the coverage, log onto the MNsure website before December 15th.

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